What Is the Fastest Softball Pitch Ever Recorded?

Chicago Bandits pitcher, Monica Abbott, holds the world record for the fastest women’s softball fastpitch at 77 miles per hour. She broke the previous record on June 16, 2012 in a game against the Carolina Diamonds, of North Carolina, at the Diamonds’ home field in Kannapolis, N.C., according to MonicaAbbott.com.

For perspective, a baseball pitcher would have to throw a ball at 107.5 miles per hour to match Abbot’s record-breaking pitch, reports MonicaAbbott.com. However, the fastest baseball pitch on record is 100.9 miles per hour, thrown by the California Angels’ Nolan Ryan during a game against the Detroit Tigers held in 1974.